Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care Department

In keeping with our Catholic identity, St. Mary's Medical Center seeks to deliver compassionate healthcare in a manner that offers an opportunity for the patient, family or hospital staff to experience the very holiness of God.

The Spiritual Care Department welcomes you to our hospital. Our goal is to provide you with quality, holistic spiritual care which treats the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. We believe all human beings deserve to be treated with respect and compassion.

Our professional chaplains are Board Certified and provide spiritual care to patients and families of diverse backgrounds, as well as to those who may not embrace a particular faith or organized religion. Chaplains also provide spiritual care to hospital staff.

A priest chaplain is available daily to provide the sacraments for “Anointing of the Sick,” “Reconciliation” and the “Last Rites.” For emergency Spiritual Care support after 3:30 PM (Mon. – Sun.), patients and family members are asked to contact their parish priest, minister, or church representative.

At St. Mary’s Medical Center, Catholic Mass is celebrated on Wednesdays, at 11:30 p.m., in the Holy Family Chapel which is located slightly inside the main front entrance to the medical center. The Holy Family Chapel is open 24/7 for quiet contemplation and prayer, and all are welcome!

To have a chaplain paged, dial “0” for the medical center operator, or speak with your nurse.

Additional Resources

Catholic Charities Kansas City-St. Joseph
Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Catholic Community Hospice
Missouri – (816) 523-5634 (Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte)
Kansas – (913) 621-5090 (Johnson County)

For more information or to contact the Spiritual Care Department, please call 816-655-5490.